About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 38.0 per 1,000 children and adolescents aged 17 years and under were blind or visually impaired in 2018

Target: 30.4 per 1,000 children and adolescents

Numerator
Number of children and adolescents aged 17 years and under who have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Denominator
Number of children and adolescents aged 17 years and under.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
20 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. A 20 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) expected that improved outreach, education, and access to eye care may assist in meeting this target. The SMEs viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target, as the data have fluctuated up and down between 1997 and 2017 with an overall trend moving away from the desired direction.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.